[Fwd: Re: Please oppose patent-encumbered technologies, including draft-housley-tls-authz-extns]

Ben Finney ben at benfinney.id.au
Thu Jan 31 22:21:27 UTC 2008

On 01-Nov-2007, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Ben Finney <ben-TqlCGjI+HWGnbCmf7pGUHw at public.gmane.org> writes:
> > Over on the IETF discussion list, I've been asked to "present 
> > evidence" about the patent-encumbered status of the technology in 
> > 'draft-housley-tls-authz-extns'.

> As far as I know, there is only a patent application at this time, 
> but it is likely to be published as a patent eventually.

Thanks. Can you point us to information about the specific patent 

> The author's company was founded in 2005.  I'm not sure what "patent 
> enforcement" means in practice.  In any case, I'm not aware of any 
> lawsuits from them, but I haven't looked.  They have been trying to 
> get GnuTLS to sign their patent license though.

I don't suppose any of this is online where I can point others to it?

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